As we grow a little older and the kids start to fly the nest, it can be difficult to get back into a routine in life and rediscover old hobbies. Today we want to talk about things that you could enjoy as a new hobby when you grow a little older and how to bring a little excitement back into your life once the kids have moved on.
If you have a couple of hours free in the evening during the week, why not go to your local class holder and see if there are any new skills you can learn? They can teach anything from cooking to pottery and even acting, and it can be a fun thing to try with a friend or your partner. Drae yourself to try new things and you might just find something amazing.
If you struggle with stress or even with your own physical health, one thing that will make a big difference to your life is painting. Painting is a wonderful activity to learn and watching the colours blend on a page can be relaxing and hugely satisfying. If you have never painted before, head over to a site like Skillshare or watch a few YouTube videos to get the hang of simple techniques.
Perhaps when you grow a little older you can start to really appreciate the plants and flowers at the back of your house. Gardening can be a wonderful activity to enjoy and whether you are older or younger, it is a great learning curve for both you and your children. Spend some time learning about different flowers and try your hand at growing some yourself. It can be an addictive hobby and you’ll be able to grow some amazing things!
This next hobby can double up as a gift-giving opportunity as well as a hobby and it can be really calming to try. Ceramic making and glazing is a great hobby to get into, and you can make anything from plates and bowls to vases and plant pots. Get artistic with different types of glaze and you’ll soon have a home full of unique ceramic pieces. If you get good at it you could even consider selling them through Etsy!
It is important no matter what age we are to maintain a healthy and fit body. Swimming is an amazing all-body exercise and it is also a great way to relax the mind after a stressful day or week. Whether you choose to swim first thing in the morning to ready yourself for the day or you choose to go after work to calm down, it is a wonderful activity and one that will ensure you stay healthy and fit throughout your life.
Tai Chi and Kung Fu are both amazing martial art forms that both stretch the body and also give you a lovely dose of meditation throughout the week. If you are looking for an exercise that will teach you some key self-defense, allow you to increase flexibility, and bring you a sense of peace these are the ideal ones for you.
Yes, we know at this age you might already wear prescription sunglasses and have back issues that won’t quit: but it is important as an adult to get out and about and enjoy nature sometimes. There are many amazing country parks and rural spots where you can head for a hike with your family and you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh air as well as get some exercise.
Yoga is one of the most relaxing forms of exercise you can do, and it doubles up and an effective form of meditation. It is an important practice to bring into your life and it can become a welcome part of your daily routine. Practicing yoga can be done in the house, on the beach, or even out in the garden and can be a great way to stay happy and healthy.
Yes, we know… the idea of becoming a ‘twitcher’ as you get older is a cliche, but it can actually be a really nice way to stay active and get fresh air while you learn. Birds are an important part of our eco-system so being able to head out and enjoy the fresh air is a great way to spend an afternoon. Spot how many species come into your garden and learn what birds make what noise. It can be pretty fascinating!